Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center

Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center - Caring for pets and their people for 70 years.

At Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center, we believe in an integrative approach to the health and wellness of your pet. Through active communication with you, the pet owner, we always strive to find an individual wellness plan that is balanced with your pets needs and your own. Each member of our staff is dedicated to the well-being of your pet and commits to the highest quality care we can provide.  Our team approach often combines the knowledge of our own staff and other veterinary healthcare professionals so we can enhance the options for your pet’s individual wellness. We are continuously updating our own skills and know-how so we can present our very best care based on the latest veterinary medical research and methods. Our experience brings us insight and understanding which helps us honour our chosen practice in veterinary medicine.  

Canadian Veterinary Oath
Being admitted into the profession of veterinary medicine, and possessing an unyielding sense of honour. I solemnly swear:
  • I will use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society.
  • I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment, and advance comparative medical knowledge.
  • I will practise my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
  • I will strive continuously to improve my professional knowledge and competence and to maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for myself and the profession.
Canadian Veterinary Medical Association 2004

  • Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sun & Holidays CLOSED
  • Call us at (204) 237-4555 to make an appointment.
  • Dr. Ron Worb, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Since age 6, Dr. Ron Worb became focused on fulfilling his dream of becoming a veterinarian. After completing two years of pre-veterinary studies at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Manitoba, he was accepted into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan.  He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. After practicing at a number of small animal hospitals, he joined Anderson Animal Hospital in 1984.  In February of 1988, Dr.Worb took over the practice from Dr. Ross Major who then retired in 1990.

    Care, compassion and preventative wellness are all important to Dr. Worb and he brings this continuously to his practice of veterinary medicine.  His special area’s of interest are Dermatology, Behavioral Medicine and Oncology/Cancer Care. He was proud  of being asked to present a lecture at an American Association of Anxiety Disorders conference in San Diego.  His topic 'Anxiety in Pets' was greeted with standing room only which certainly proved there was a great deal of interest in his knowledge and insight.

    Dr. Worb has a busy family life which include his wife, two teenage young adults and canine family member, April.  Hockey and cycling are passions that come second only to his family and his profession. You may see him commuting to work on his bike between April and November.  This is often interspersed with cycling tours around the province and across the ocean (Italy being the latest).  Both playing and watching hockey (particularly the Jets!) is the other favorite pastime of Dr. Worb’s. This takes up the winter months when the bike is safely encased on its stationary trainer.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1983
    Education:
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Dermatology, behavioural medicine, oncology and cancer care
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  • Dr. Rita McKay, DVM, CVA (IVAS), COAC, CCRT

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Rita McKay graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan in 1990.  She joined Anderson Animal Hospital & Wellness Center in 2001. After searching for a more holistic avenue of veterinary practice, she has since added to her qualifications and truly is able to offer the clients at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center an integrated approach to veterinary medicine.

    In 2008 she was certified for Veterinary Acupuncture (is still an active member of the IVAS) and is a member of the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists of Canada.  In 2009 became a Certified Veterinary Food Therapist through the Chi Institute in Florida. Recently she spent the past year becoming qualified with the College of Animal Chiropractors through the Chiropractic Learning Center based in Brantford, Ontario.

    A rural life with her husband, two teenage boys, two dogs and one cat keeps her busy but she still is able to indulge in creating stained glass, gardening and most recently, kayaking.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1990
    Education:
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Veterinary acupuncture, spinal manipulation, physiotherapy and rehabilition
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  • Dr. Catherine Paquin, B.Sc. DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Catherine Paquin is very pleased to be part of Anderson Animal Hospital & Wellness Center.  In fact, she started volunteering here in her teens!  Born and raised in Saint-Boniface, she received her Bachelor of Science (with distinction) from the College Universitaire de Saint-Boniface in 2002 and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Faculty de Medecine Veterinaire in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in 2007.  A francophone at heart, she believes in giving back to her community by offering fluent bilingual services.

    Committed to excellence, Dr. Paquin believes in a client-focused approach for all her appointments.  She recognizes the importance of listening to owners' concerns, exploring all available options and is dedicated to providing the utmost in care.  Dr. Paquin welcomes new challenges and her strong communication and interpersonal skills enhance her ability to work well with clients.  Among her areas of special interests are preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and compassionate care.

    She currently shares her home with her husband, baby girl and two cats: "Tiloup" (a mischievous tabby) and "Couscous" (a quirky rescue kitty).
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2007
    Education:
    Faculte de Medecine in Saint-Hyacinthe
    Interests:
    Preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry and compassionate care
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  • Dr. Elizabeth Andree, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Andree attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon to complete her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated in 2013. Prior to her veterinary education, as well as during, Dr. Andree worked at Anderson Animal Hospital as a kennel attendant, receptionist and veterinary student.

    Dr. Andree brings compassion, understanding and dedication to AAHWC.  Her interests lay in wellness, dentistry, feline medicine, fear free visits and palliative & end of life care. She loves being at AAHWC where everyone works together as a team.

    Dr. Andree is a born and raised Winnipegger and attended the University of Winnipeg for her undergraduate education.  She shares her home with her significant other, three dogs (Jack, Hot Rod and Rigbee) and a kitty (Tiger).

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Western College of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Preventative medicine, dentistry, palliative care, fear-free visits
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  • Valerie Popowich

    Office Manager
    Valerie Popowich came with the practice when Dr. Worb took over in 1988. Not many clinics can boast such experience and witness to the veterinary industry’s changes over the years. She keeps the books balanced and makes sure the orders are in among taking time to make sure Barney and R.J., the clinic cats, are fed, loved and given attention. Her knowledge is vast and often she can be found buried under paperwork which she somehow manages to keep track of. Val is continually keeping up with the latest news in products for our veterinarians so they and you can have the latest items at the ready in order to keep our clients safe, happy and healthy.
  • Marlene

    Groomer
    Marlene a true companion animal whisperer, with many years of experience, can often groom pets that other groomers are not able to.  She finds most pets feel more secure being groomed in the comfort of her lap (and those pets that feel more comfortable having their hair done under the table that's where you will find Marlene).
  • Our Registered Animal Health Technologists

    The Registered Animal Health Technologists at Anderson Animal Hospital and Wellness Center are all graduates of the RAHT program through Red River College.  They work directly with the veterinarians monitoring anaesthetic, assisting with surgeries and treatments, performing dental cleaning, doing lab work as well as educating clients on topics such as diabetic pet care or nutrition.  You will most likely meet them during the first part of any Wellness Exam where they often come in and start the appointment or should your pet have had surgery or have stayed with us for some medical treatment, they will often be the people going over the discharge instructions with you.
  • Our Reception and Support Staff

    Many of our staff graduated from the Robertson College’s Veterinary Office Assistant’s Course, have years experience in Customer Service and all share their lives with companion animals.  Whether cleaning kennels, taking phone calls or assisting other staff with the pets, everyone has a role in the AAHWC team.  With a range of knowledge in small companion animal health and nutrition, often they are called upon to answer questions our clients have.  Our receptionists are the voice you hear when you call and also the people to greet you at the door when you come into the clinic. They are the people to speak with should you have questions, concerns, if you need to make an appointment or should you need to speak with a veterinarian.  They will make sure you get answers to your questions in a timely manner.  Our support staff make sure things run smoothly behind the scenes keeping the animals who are staying with us during the day, looked after, walked, fed, watered and assisting our team with an 'ever ready' extra pair of helping hands.